The Secret Teachings of All Ages Manly P. Hall Huston Smith says that this classic is "a masterful summation of the esoteric teachings of the ages". And Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo astronaut, says "it will guide historians, philosophers, and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries."
“All are dependent upon the one fertilizing principle existing in the Supreme Mind.”
"God is in all. Therefore, all are divinely in the Divine."
"Proclus says: 'Every property of divinity permeates all creation and gives itself to all creatures.'"
"The human body is the Little House made in the image of the Great Universal House. 'Know ye not', asked the Apostle Paul, 'that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?'"
"Pythagoras taught that both man and the universe were made in the image of God."
"God is the 'within' and the 'without' of all things."
“Xenophanes declared that God ‘is all things’.”
"Forms are the symbols of formless divine principles; symbolism is the language of Nature. With reverence the wise pierce the veil and with clear vision contemplate the reality."
"Within the nature of man is reflected the entire universe in miniature."
"Alchemy teaches that God is in everything; that He is One Universal Spirit, manifesting through an infinity of forms."
“To the Gnostics, the Christ was the personification of the Divine Mind.”
"Out of one in all is all."
"The invisible nature of man is as vast as his comprehension and as measureless as his thoughts. The fingers of his mind reach out and grasp the stars; his spirit mingles with the throbbing life of Cosmos itself."
"The universe is made up of successive gradations of good."
"While physically bound to earth (of which his blood and bones are part), there is nevertheless within man a spiritual power, a diviner Self, through which he is one with the symphony of the Whole."
"Every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle."
"The ancients believed that the theory of humanity's being made in the image of God was to be understood literally. They maintained that the universe was a great organism not unlike the human body, and that every phase and function of the Universal Body had a correspondence in humanity."
"God writes His will upon the face of celestial and terrestrial Nature. With this language we read God's will for all His creatures."
“Zeno of Elea asserted that there was but one God, who was an eternal, ungenerated Being.”
“According to Plato, the One is the term most suitable for defining the Absolute.”
"The God of Pythagoras was the Monad, or the One that is Everything. He described God as the Supreme Mind distributed throughout all parts of the universe – the Cause of all things, the Intelligence of all things, and the Power within all things."
"This little earth is bathed as of old in the sunlight of its Providential Generator….God continues to love and guide the destinies of His creation."
"One of the great Alchemical axioms is, 'Within everything is the seed of everything.'"
"Man's nature – consisting of his physical organism, his emotional nature, and his mental faculties – reflects the light of his Divinity and bears witness of It in the physical world."
"The fiat of God is heard in the voice of the elements, and all things in Nature manifest through harmony, rhythm, order."